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English definition of “pad”
/pæd/ n [C] (SOFT MATERIAL)
› a flat piece of soft material used to protect a surface, to prevent injury to a person, or to give a fuller shape to clothing: Hockey players wear these pillow-thick leg pads. A carpet and pad on the floor help insulate against the cold. padding
/ˈpæd·ɪŋ/ n [U] › We put some padding around the sides of the baby’s crib.